2022 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit

2022 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit
August 2-5, 2022
Chicago, IL

The Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative—the definitive voice of the field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion—invites you to attend its 2022 Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

The emerging field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion (PAD) provides an opportunity for public safety practitioners to collaborate with the public health system to create community-based pathways to treatment and services for people with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring issues. These pathways can help to reduce overdose deaths, steer people with substance use or mental health disorders into treatment, and reduce the collateral consequences that can result from entering the justice system.

This summit—the only one of its kind—will provide the opportunity for individuals, teams, organizations, and community leaders to come together through cross-sector collaboration to learn about, develop, and enhance deflection initiatives that best address the needs of their communities.

Given the record number of lives lost to overdoses over the last year and the need to find alternate, non-justice responses for people with mental health challenges, there has never been a more essential time for first responders, behavioral health, and the community to work together to ensure access to treatment and services for people with substance use and mental health issues.

Summit Goals

The PTACC Training Summit aims to achieve three goals:

  1. Provide an orientation to the field of deflection through a combination of plenary sessions, peer learning opportunities, and workshop activities.
  2. Enable deflection teams to plan new programs or enhance existing work. Deflection teams will leave the conference with a structured work plan!
  3. Offer advanced deflection practitioners the opportunity to engage in immersive workgroups, focusing on key issues like evaluation and research, sustainability, diversity/equity, and collaboration with 988 initiatives.

Who Should Attend

This summit is for both individuals and multidisciplinary deflection and pre-arrest diversion teams. Teams who want to develop or enhance a deflection program will work with the field’s leading subject matter experts to develop a structured work plan, curated to fit the needs of their communities.

We also invite individuals and community leaders who want to better understand issues and topics related to this emerging field to join us to discuss creating collaborative public health solutions to public safety problems through deflection.

This includes:

  • Leaders in public safety and the justice system
  • Public health, mental health, and substance use treatment, and medical professionals
  • Peers and other recovery support specialists
  • Community-based service providers
  • Community members, including but not limited to residents of impacted neighborhoods, people w/lived experience (justice-involved, recovery community, family members of people with SUDs), civic and faith groups, business leaders
  • Appointed and elected policy makers, officials, and administrators

Registration Fee Information

For registration fees and summit policy information, visit the registration fees page.

Below you’ll find more information on PTACC’s mission and history, as well as information on deflection and pre-arrest diversion.

  • To learn more about PTACC, click here.
  • To view PTACC’s visual of the five deflection pathways, click here.
  • For more information on deflection and pre-arrest diversion, click here.